The one and only chance for Verizon IndyCar Series teams to test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway prior to opening practice for the 102nd Indy 500 will be spread across three highly structured days.
The April 30-May 2 IMS test will see next Monday reserved for veterans, Tuesday set aside for refreshers and Rookie Orientation Program participants, and Wednesday held for Chevy and Honda to conduct a Manufacturers’ test.
The series has also confirmed to RACER that live streaming will be available on IndyCar.com during the test.
For Monday, April 30: Veterans/active 2018 drivers (21):
A.J. Foyt Racing: Tony Kanaan
Andretti Autosport: Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi, Zach Veach
Carlin Racing: Max Chilton, Charlie Kimball
Chip Ganassi Racing: Scott Dixon, Ed Jones
Dale Coyne Racing: Sebastien Bourdais
Ed Carpenter Racing: Ed Carpenter, Spencer Pigot
Harding Racing: Gabby Chaves
Meyer Shank Racing: Jack Harvey
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing: Graham Rahal, Takuma Sato
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports: James Hinchcliffe
Team Penske: Helio Castroneves, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud, Will Power
For Tuesday, May 1, Refreshers and ROP (7):
A.J. Foyt Racing: Matheus Leist (ROP)
Dale Coyne Racing: Pietro Fittipaldi (ROP)
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing: Sage Karam
Ed Carpenter Racing: Danica Patrick
Juncos Racing: Kyle Kaiser (ROP)
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports: Jay Howard, Robert Wickens (ROP)
For Wednesday, May 2: Manufacturers (12):
Carlin Racing: Max Chilton, Charlie Kimball (Chevy)
Chip Ganassi Racing: Scott Dixon, Ed Jones (Honda)
Ed Carpenter Racing: Ed Carpenter/Spencer Pigot, Danica Patrick (Chevy)
Harding Racing: Gabby Chaves (Chevy)
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports: James Hinchcliffe, Robert Wickens (Honda)
A number of Indy 500 veterans, including Andretti’s Carlos Munoz and Stefan Wilson, Dreyer & Reinbold’s JR Hildebrand, Foyt/Byrd/Hollinger/Belardi’s James Davison, and Scuderia Corsa’s Oriol Servia will either conduct refreshers or turn their first laps once official practice starts for the Indy 500.
IndyCar also plans to have defending series champion Josef Newgarden turn the first laps on a Speedway with the windscreen cockpit protection device either late Monday or early Tuesday.